October 1, 2021 10 Books to Read if You Love New York City

BY REYNA MARDER GENTIN | OCTOBER 1, 2021 | CATEGORIES: WOMEN’S FICTION

Both Are True by Reyna Marder Gentin

My own novel, Both Are True, offers a sneak peek into the life and work of a New York City family court judge and the complexity of relationships in the Metropolis. Judge Jackie Martin’s job is to impose order on the most chaotic families in New York City, then her world is turned upside down when the man she loves walks out on her. Jackie must finally put herself under the same microscope as the people she judges. When their worlds collide in Jackie’s courtroom, she learns that sometimes love’s greatest gift is opening you up to love others.

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OCTOBER 11, 2021 | Conor Bredin Season 5 Episode 2

Defending the Law with Reyna Marder Gentin

Reyna Marder Gentin is an author, and a former criminal defense lawyer. Reyna shares stories from her time in the courtrooms of New York, as well as how she turned away from that career into one of writing. 

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October 11, 2021

Conversations Live with Cyrus Webb

Host Cyrus Webb welcome author Reyna Gentin to #ConversationsLIVE to discuss her love of storytelling and the new book BOTH ARE TRUE.

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October 6, 2021 Q&A With Reyna Marder Gentin

Reyna Marder Gentin is the author of the new novel Both Are True. Her other books include the novel Unreasonable Doubts. She is an attorney.

 Q: What inspired you to write Both Are True, and how did you create your characters Jackie and Lou?

 A: At the beginning of my career, I worked as a law guardian in Family Court in Manhattan, representing children in cases of neglect, abuse, and juvenile delinquency.

One moment that was seared into my memory was when a judge on a neglect case ordered a mother’s children to be removed from her custody in the courtroom without any advance notice. The raw emotion of the encounter was stunning.

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July 13, 2021 Season 1 Episode 68

Creativity through the lens of an author: Reyna Marder Gentin

“It’s more important to not judge yourself on what it means to be creative.”

Her debut novel, UNREASONABLE DOUBTS, was named a finalist for the Women’s Fiction Writers Association Star Award in 2019. Her first novel for children, MY NAME IS LAYLA,  came out in January, 2021. It’s the story of a young teen with undiagnosed dyslexia, but it’s really about empathy and resilience. Reyna’s latest novel, BOTH ARE TRUE, will be published in October, 2021.

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July 13, 2021 Season 2 Episode 19

Gareth Davies’ interview with Lawyer & Author Reyna Marder Gentin

Reyna Marder Gentin has had a facinating journey from lawyer to author. Her latest novel, BOTH ARE TRUE, will be published in October 2021.

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June 30, 2021 From Law to Love Stories with Reyna Marder Gentin – TT 142

Interview with Lawyer & Author Reyna Marder Gentin

Reyna Marder Gentin attended college and law school at Yale. For many years, she practiced as an appellate attorney with a public defender’s office before turning to write full time. Her work has been published widely online and in print. Her debut novel, UNREASONABLE DOUBTS, was named a finalist for the Women’s Fiction Writers Association Star Award in 2019. Her first novel for children is titled MY NAME IS LAYLA, and her latest novel, BOTH ARE TRUE, will be published in October 2021.

Quote: “Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching.” — Satchel Paige

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June 25, 2021 | Touchy Subjects Podcasts

Interview with Lawyer & Author Reyna Marder Gentin

Fiction gives us the ability to gain understandings of things we may not have experienced or help those who have have discussions about them. This week we sit down with Reyna Marder Gentin, a retired appellate attorney turned author, to discuss how her fictional writing helps readers gain a real world understanding of the issues her stories discuss and how we can work toward creating a society where everyone, including perpetrators of crime, can contribute.

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June 23, 2021 | Podcast #33

Interview with previous Public Defender & Author Reyna Marder Gentin

Reyna discusses her career as an attorney and her three novels. Her latest novel, Both Are True is another moving legal drama that asks some hard questions of women in the legal profession, and also explores the complications them working to balance love, family, and life. 

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